In Russia, we recall, Koleos was sold from 2017 to 2020 (and managed to attend two of our tests at once), but did not gain much popularity: since the beginning of 2019, only 960 cars have been sold. In the spring of 2021, deliveries of the updated Koleos were supposed to begin, but due to an increase in salvage fees (crossovers are assembled at a Renault Samsung joint venture in South Korea), the French decided to remove the non-localized model from the Russian range.
And now de facto Koleos is back, and in the top-end Premium Plus configuration – with Nappa leather trim, an 8.7-inch touch screen of the R-Link 2 multimedia system, Bose “music”, a panoramic roof, front seats with memory, massage and ventilation, etc.
Under the hood, a 2.5 “aspirated” (171 hp, 233 Nm) is installed, familiar from the related Nissan X-Trail, working in conjunction with a V-chain variator and an All Mode 4×4-i all-wheel drive system with an electromagnetic clutch on the rear axle. Alas, cars with a 2.0 dCi diesel engine (177 hp, 380 Nm) are not delivered to Belarus.
For such a “Koleos” in Belarus they ask for 3,590,000 (Russian) rubles. For comparison, the price of an X-Trail in the top configuration and with the same engine at dealers in Russia is 3,651,000 rubles, and the third-generation Outlander at maximum speed will cost 4,069,000 rubles.